NORTHCOM command sergeant major speaks
Air Force District of Washington Command Chief Master Sergeant, Chief Master Sgt. Lew Monroe, left, gestures to the seated wing command chief master sergeants as he joins Army Command Sgt. Maj. Dan Wood, command senior enlisted leader for both U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, at the stage in the Brig. Gen. Jimmy Stewart Theater on Bolling AFB, D.C., Monday. Sergeant Major Wood briefed AFDW-based senior noncommissioned officers Monday afternoon following a day visiting AFDW Airmen and units at Andrews AFB, Md., and Bolling. "Every bit of what NORTHCOM does is about defense of our homeland," Sergeant Major Wood said. He charged SNCOs with, among other things, leading the effort to be on the lookout for and ready to respond to dangers in the AFDW area of operations. "We ought to have a culture of preparedness in our nation," he said. "Uniformed service members ought to take the lead. We ought to be leaning forward in the foxhole." (US Air Force/SMSgt Michael Land)

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